CSU president, dean top named top educators

Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes

Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes

Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas J. Hynes, and Dean of the College of Business Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, were named among the top 100 leaders in education in the Atlanta area, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle (ABC).

“As part of the ABC’s annual “Who’s Who in Education” issue, both Hynes and Ogbuehi are featured as local leaders in education,” said John Shiffert, director of university relations. “The two Clayton State educator/administrators are in good company among the 100 leaders thus profiled.”


Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, Clayton State University’s Dean of the College of Business

According to the Business Chronicle, as stated in its introduction, each year the publication looks at some of the top leaders in the education field – from those vested with government responsibility for our education system to the leaders of public and private primary and secondary schools, and the heads of our top universities and colleges.

“Within the [publication] section you will find names and faces of key leaders of metro Atlanta and Georgia educational institutions and programs,” said Shiffert.     

Shiffert said the ABC Who’s Who highlights Hynes’ Clayton State career from his appointment by the University System Georgia as interim president on May 18, 2009. Among the highlights noted are: The University’s comprehensive strategic plan, its ranking in the first tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report, and its encomium from James magazine (a “treasure of a Georgia university”).

“Also noted is the doubling of the University’s on-campus residential housing, a record enrollment, and the establishment of growing partnerships with the Clayton, Henry and Fayette public schools,” said Shiffert.

Shiffert added the recent successes of the College of Business, including national recognition for its supply chain management program, landed Ogbuehi’s photo on the cover of the ABC’s Who’s Who section (in addition to his profile inside.) “Also noted are the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series that brought NCR CEO Bill Nuti and Entrepreneur Advisors CEO Cliff Oxford to campus,” said Shiffert.